15 Fall Cookies That’ll Make Your Kitchen Smell Incredible

Mmmm! Smell that? It’s a batch of oven-fresh cookies just begging to be eaten while they’re still warm. But they’re not just any cookies — these autumn beauties have all the best fall flavors going for them. Think pumpkin, apple, pear, walnuts, caramel, chocolate, and the most fragrant spices. Take a look at what home cooks say about these cookies, and try them for yourself. You just might need a bigger cookie jar.

1. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

“I have made these whoopie pies close to a dozen times since I found the recipe and they always turn out excellent. Everyone loves them because they are not overly sweet, but are super moist.” — BLONDE1INMAINE

Favorite Fall Cookies | Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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2. Glazed Apple Cookies

“These cookies are terrific!! I was looking for a good fall cookie recipe and gave these a try for a church dinner. I heard raves about the recipe and lots of people asked me to share it.” — Mara

Favorite Fall Cookies | Glazed Apple Cookies

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3. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Absolutely delicious! I made these with a friend. Instead of regular chocolate chips and caramel candies, we used chocolate chips with caramel inside, as it’s much more contained. (We used a little more than 2 cups of them, I do believe.)” — Alora Danon Janas


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4. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

“These are the best cookies EVER. All of my friends always request I make these for any event. I go exactly by the recipe. No-fail cookie.” — TxHwy105

Favorite Fall Cookies | Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

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5. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I

“I have been looking for an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe that is chewy and delicious. Well I have found it. This recipe is terrific.” — monica c

Favorite Fall Cookies | Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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6. Mrs. Sigg’s Snickerdoodles

“I love these cookies, they make so much that I’m taking them to a track meet with me tomorrow for the whole team. GO Neody Bluestreaks!!!!” — Bethany John

Favorite Fall Cookies | Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

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7. Big Soft Ginger Cookies

“These cookies stay fresh and soft for over a week in the cookie jar. Great to eat with a warm cup of tea.” — Catherine

Favorite Fall Cookies | Big Soft Ginger Cookies

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8. Iced Pumpkin Cookies

“Very yummy. Even my mother-in-law, who is the eternal critic, went out of her way to call me and tell me how great my cookies were!!!” — KIMBERLIM


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9. Maple Cookies

“This recipe produces tasty beautiful cookies that get grabbed up at potlucks. I use the glaze and top each cookie with a pecan half to make them more visually appealing.” — RobFr

Favorite Fall Cookies | Maple Cookies

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10. Spicy Pear Cookies

“This is one of my absolute favorite fruit cookie recipes. I found it when looking for recipes to use all the pears my sister gave me and I’m so glad. Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth amazing and the pear and spices give it an amazing flavor.” — Jess L.

Favorite Fall Cookies | Spicy Pear Cookies

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11. Best Pecan Sandies

“These were easy and delicious. Have a very creamy shortbread flavor. Definitely added them to my recipe box. Will make again.” — susie

Favorite Fall Cookies | Best Pecan Sandies

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12. Autumn Harvest Cookies

“I have made this cookies a few times now always around this time of year. They are one of our favorites!” — carmalex

Favorite Fall Cookies | Autumn Harvest Cookies

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13. Persimmon Cookies I

“Great recipe! I had never used persimmons before, and after trying this recipe, I love them! Will definitely make again!” — GINNYG

Favorite Fall Cookies | Persimmon Cookies I

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14. Mocha Walnut Cookies

“This cookie created conflict. They were so good I wanted to share them and made up a plate for my husband to take to his parents’ house. But they were so good he kept insisting I only put a few on the plate and made it clear that he would not be held responsible if they were gone before his family got some.” — Dawn Adams

Favorite Fall Cookies | Mocha Walnut Cookies

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15. Pumpkin Spice Cookie

“Awesome recipe! Could it get any easier? The best part is everyone thinks I must have slaved over these delicious morsels. Definitely a big hit at parties! Anti-cooking friends have even been turned on to cooking by these.” — havenhouse

Favorite Fall Cookies | Pumpkin Spice Cookie

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